County Corner - Kentucky Farm Bureau

County Corner

County Farm Bureaus support every community in the Commonwealth through information, products and service programs including: Women's Leadership Activities, Ag in the Classroom, Commodity Market Information, Scholarships, Certified Roadside Farm Markets and our Young Farmers program.  County Farm Bureaus  have established a reputation as effective advocates for its members.  Check this space often for updates on County Farm Bureau programs and activities happening in our community.

2018 Mercer County Membership Brochure
2018 Mercer County Membership Brochure

The Mercer County Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with several local businesses to offer significant discounts to our members.

Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - January 2018
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - January 2018

MCFB wins Top County again - 3rd year in a row!

Mercer County Farm Bureau receives 2017 Women's Gold Star Award of Excellence
Mercer County Farm Bureau receives 2017 Women's Gold Star Award of Excellence

Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Mercer County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

Mercer County Farm Bureau wins first place in County Information Awards competition
Mercer County Farm Bureau Wins First Place in County Information Awards Competition

Mercer County Farm Bureau was honored today for its first-place finish in the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) County Information Awards competition. The County Information Awards are presented annually to recognize the best programs for member information and media relations performed at the local level.

Mercer County Farm Bureau receives 2017 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence
Mercer County Farm Bureau receives 2017 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence

Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Mercer County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville

Project by Mercer County student featured in Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Science in Agriculture" displays
Project by Mercer County student featured in Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Science in Agriculture" displays

Mercer County student, Marlee Henson, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

2017 Florida Citrus & Nut Program
2017 Florida Citrus & Nut Program

Mercer County Farm Bureau is now accepting orders for the 2017 Florida Citrus & Nut Program.

Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - October 2017
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - October 2017

Loren Hahn and Chase Cocanougher are the winners of the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Competition.  Jordan Goodpaster is named Mercer County Outstanding Young Farmer 2017.

2017 Young Farmer of the Year
2017 Young Farmer of the Year

Mercer County Farm Bureau Federation's 2017 Young Farmer of the Year is Jordan Goodpaster.

Mercer County Farm Bureau delivers donuts to The Harrodsburg Herald and WHBN Radio Station Radio
Mercer County Farm Bureau delivers donuts to The Harrodsburg Herald and WHBN Radio

Mercer County Farm Bureau delivered donuts and orange juice to The Harrodsburg Herald and WHBN as a thank you for all the work they do to help us promote agriculture.

Mercer County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders
Mercer County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Mercer County high school junior Chance Flach recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Flach and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 11-15 at Murray State University.

2017 Member Appreciation Day
2017 Member Appreciation Day

More than 250 customers and 29 vendors attended Member Appreciation Day at Mercer County Farm Bureau.

2018 Farm Bill Discussion with Congressman Brett Guthrie
2018 Farm Bill Discussion with Congressman Brett Guthrie

Congressman Brett Guthrie meets with farmers in Mercer County to discuss the Farm Bill.

Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - April 2017
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - April 2017

Kentucky Senator Tom Buford and State Representative Kim King attended the Legislative Review at the Mercer County Cooperative Extension Office on April 1. 

January 12, 2018
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - January 2017
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - January 2017

MCFB wins Top County again - 2nd year in a row!

Donation to Kendyl & Friends Playground
Donation to Kendyl & Friends Playground

Mercer County Farm Bureau donated $3,000 to the Kendyl & Friends Playground.  This playground is for special needs children to be able to play just like everyone else.

Mercer County Raise Funds for the Freear's Hope Foundation
Mercer County Raise Funds for the Freear's Hope Foundation

Mercer County Farm Bureau Women's Committee grew and sold pinkish pumpkins for raise funds for the Freear’s Hope Foundation at the Commonwealth Cancer Center in Danville.  This foundation helps patients with rent, food, lodging, utilities etc.  They donated over $1,850.

Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - October 2016
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - October 2016

Josh Hazelwood was named Mercer County's 2016 Young Farmer of the Year at the Mercer County Farm Bureau annual meeting. 

Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - July 2016
Mercer County Farm Bureau Newsletter - July 2016

Mercer County Farm Bureau awards two college scholarships and sends four students to the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

2016 Mercer County Farm Bureau Awards Two Scholarships
2016 Mercer County Farm Bureau Awards Two Scholarships

Benjamin Todd Pinkston, son of Lee Todd and Aimee Pinkston, received the Mercer County Farm Bureau $1,000 scholarship  and he plans on majoring in agricultural at the University of Kentucky.

KFB Spotlight

Kentucky Farm Bureau Launches Kentucky Farmland Transition Initiative to Address Loss of Farm Acreage Across the State
April 9, 2024
Kentucky Farm Bureau Launches Kentucky Farmland Transition Initiative to Address Loss of Farm Acreage Across the State

The Kentucky Farmland Transition Initiative is a strategic project focused on helping farm families find ways to keep their acreage in active agricultural production as they consider the future of that land.

Making Efforts Now to Save Farmland for the Future
April 8, 2024
Making Efforts Now to Save Farmland for the Future

When farmland goes out of production, it just doesn’t come back. Or if farmland is bought by investors outside of the rural community of which it is a part, the farmers, who have lived there, are no longer around to be a vital part of that community.

KFB President Eddie Melton: Sustaining the Future of Kentucky Farms
April 8, 2024
KFB President Eddie Melton: Sustaining the Future of Kentucky Farms

Kentucky Farm Bureau is announcing the creation of the Kentucky Farmland Transition Initiative which will help get us on a sustainable path to ensure our farmland remains in agricultural production.